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Movie Review: FENCES (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jj-ZYPVRQbc Your opinion of Denzel Washington’s Fences may very well depend on your feelings about what movies are supposed to be and what they’re supposed to do. Are they supposed to simply tell a story, period amen, even if that means nothing more than setting up a camera

Is Doctor Strange Marvel’s Next Big Thing?

Featured Image: "Benedict Cumberbatch & Cate Blanchett" (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Gage Skidmore   Doctor Strange is one of the most compelling additions to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU). As Sorcerer Supreme, Benedict Cumberbatch’s superhero is arguably the most powerful human character in the movie canon. He also wears a cape, which

MOVIE REVIEW: La La Land (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0pdqf4P9MB8 I said in my review for Moonlight that 2016 has been a pretty great year for movies (of which I still believe Moonlight is the best) despite being a pretty shitty year otherwise. Damien Chazelle’s La La Land is emphatic proof of the former and yet is

Passengers – Movie Review

Article by: James Kidd   It’s surprising that it has taken this long for Jennifer Lawrence and Chris Pratt to pair up in a film. The two are easily the biggest actors in Hollywood right now, and love it or hate it, they seem to be conquering that every man/woman charm that

MOVIE REVIEW: ROGUE ONE: A STAR WARS STORY

Article by: Josh Bradley https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=frdj1zb9sMY Almost exactly a year ago, I was the guy who excitedly pulled up the live stream of The Force Awakens red carpet premiere, grinning like a stupid little kid as Anthony Daniels and Oscar Isaac answered Star Wars trivia. I was the guy who had bought his

MOVIE REVIEW: Manchester by the Sea (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=obdKk_sYQNI Manchester by the Sea is a masterfully-crafted misdirect. Judging from the trailers (or any of the marketing), it clearly presents itself a certain way and establishes certain audience expectations, namely that it will be an emotionally-taxing, grief-stricken journey that ultimately proves to be uplifting(ish) if not a little

MOVIE REVIEW: Loving (2016)

Article by: Josh Bradley https://youtu.be/33g-ZHBQdNU Jeff Nichols’ movies all seem to be about normal people that find themselves pushed into extraordinary circumstances. It was the Bard who said “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon ‘em”, and looking at Take Shelter, Mud, and Midnight Special, it’s

The Overwhelming Beauty of ARRIVAL’s Ending

Article by: Josh Bradley The following contains spoilers for the ending of Arrival (2016) and assumes the reader has seen the film. If you haven’t, go do so immediately. If you have, might I suggest some background music while you read? I don’t know, maybe this? In a meaningless discussion of semantics,

REVIEW: Doctor Strange

Article by: James Kidd   While Disney is by no means on a losing streak in keeping their superhero movie franchise afloat (unlike, ahem, Warner Bros), there is no denying that with fourteen films under its belt, tedium is beginning to set in. While Civil War and Guardians tried their hands at

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